A New Street Cleaning Program

April 22, 2016
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 For the last 18 months, the city has run a pilot program on parking regulations regarding street cleaning in Charlestown.  The new regulations for street cleaning replace the current fine of $40, plus having your car towed, with only a $90 ticket if a driver fails to remove their car prior to the designated...

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Advent School Benefit

April 14, 2016
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Advent School Benefit

Serafin Sanchez, Danielle Bing, Roburt Lightbody. are shown at the Advent School Spring Gala.

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Dust Off the Tux and Dancing Shoes:Green and White Ball Set for April 29

April 14, 2016
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The Friends of the Public Garden and Taj Boston will host the annual Green and White Ball on Friday, April 29, in the Taj Boston ballroom. This black tie and fabulously fashionable event will feature a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a jazz trio and dancing with DJ Kupah James. This year’s co-chairs –...

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City Files ENF for 36 Sidewalk Ramps

April 14, 2016
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By Stephen Quigley The long legal battle between the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the City of Boston over handicapped sidewalk ramps on Beacon Hill as proposed by Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) took a new twist when the City filed with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on March 15 to...

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IAG Meeting on Temple St Project

April 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The public is invited to 74 Joy St. for the first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting on the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings on Temple St., Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The project would transform two interconnected, six-story buildings at...

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Downtown View:Leslie Adams Goes Shopping

April 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Downtown Boston residents have embraced the Boston Public Market. It arrived along the Greenway at the right time. Food-lovers were tired of the agriculture-industrial complex and wanted their food to be real, local, maybe organic. They were repelled by the whipped-petroleum products lining the shelves in traditional supermarkets. I’ve been...

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Boston Strong

April 14, 2016
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That is the slogan, a rallying cry, that came out of the senseless bombings of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  While the culprits and their associates are either dead or in jail, their actions still live on for the familes who lost their loved ones and the survivors that still carry the wounds that...

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150th Anniversary of Christian Science Church Points to a Future of Good

April 14, 2016
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By Cheryl Petersen One hundred-fifty years ago, a woman living in Swampscott, Mass., had an ah-ha moment. She couldn’t describe the epiphany, but it resulted in an instant recovery from an injury caused a few days earlier that had left her bedridden. The attending physician and friends of the New England woman called the...

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Mass General Hospital for Children Celebrates 16th Annual ‘Aspire Gala’ to Support Autism Programs

April 14, 2016
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Mass General Hospital for Children recently celebrated the 16th annual Aspire Spring Gala, raising more than $2.3 million to support Aspire, a highly successful, therapeutically-based program of the Lurie Center for Autism that helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile develop interpersonal skills and independence....

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Marathon Daffodils will Line Boylston St for Marathon Race

April 14, 2016
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Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the third year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon. Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by Diane Valle, a passionate urban horticulturist, to bring beauty...

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Bringing the City to Life, One Baby at a Time

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Last July, Catherine Walker was driving home from her job as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Boston Medical Center (BMC) when a women stopped dead in her tracks right in front of Walker’s car – staring intently through the windshield at her. The intense stare soon turned into a big smile,...

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Esplanade Association Seeking ‘Recurring Volunteers’

April 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As volunteer and programs manager for the Esplanade Association, Kyle Richard is now seeking what he calls “recurring volunteers” in the park. Beginning May 3, Richard, who oversees the non-profit’s volunteer program, which brings more than 3,000 volunteers to the Esplanade each year, will help facilitate the launch of an eight-week...

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Swan Boats to Open Season on Saturday

April 14, 2016
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Celebrating the end of winter and the onset of spring in New England, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season as the popular Boston Swan Boats open at the Public Garden lagoon at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. “We are proud to celebrate the 140th year that the...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2016

April 14, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 04/03/16 – A female victim reported she left her Beacon Street apartment at around noon, and when she returned approximately two hours later, her silver bracelet and debit card were missing. The victim’s bank notified her that transactions were subsequently made...

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April Snow

April 7, 2016
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April Snow

The spring flowers in this windowbox on Chestnut St. might seem out of season as Monday’s snowstorm dumped a few more inches in Beacon Hill.`

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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

April 7, 2016
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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy Mayor Martin J. Walsh detailed findings from the city’s recently released report on small businesses during the Beacon Hill Business Association’s annual meeting at Hampshire House on Monday, March 28. According to the “Small Business Plan – Summary Report,” Boston’s 40,000 small business generate about $15 billion in revenue and 170,000...

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Developer Unveils Temple Street Complex Plans

April 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The public got a look at the latest plans for what would be the largest redevelopment project in the neighborhood’s history during a special meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association on Monday, March 28. The proposed project would transform the interconnected, six-story Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue...

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Special Senate Election is Next Tuesday

April 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Beacon Hill residents will head to the polls next Tuesday (April 12) to cast their ballots in the State Senate special election primary for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District. Seven Democratic candidates, including Beacon Hill State Representative Jay Livingstone, are competing for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli of...

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Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-Year Extension of Powers

April 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Following the city council’s decision last week to grant the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) a six-year extension of its urban renewal powers, some community leaders have expressed indignation with the decision. While the Beacon Hill neighborhood is not within the zone for teh BRA decision, nevertheless the development in the conigious...

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Downtown View:Heroic

April 7, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Mayor John Hynes was elected in 1949, John Collins in 1960. Collins brought in Ed Logue as the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, established in 1957. These men faced a problem. Boston was in trouble. After a depression, two wars, long-time corruption and a changing industrial base, the city...

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Dearth of a Small Space:Theatre Groups are Getting Squeezed Out of Boston

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s never easy on the cutting edge, or else it wouldn’t be the cutting edge. But at the same time, when it comes to the cutting edge and fringe small theatre companies in Boston, it also shouldn’t be impossible – say theatre company participants and advocates. Yet such is the case,...

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Officials Announce Five Goals for Cultural Plan

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Creates team held its final Town Hall meeting at Bunker Hill Community College on Monday night, March 28, and revealed five goals that will be used to form the upcoming Boston Cultural Plan – due out on June 17. Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture, moderated the meeting,...

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Walsh Announces the Opening of Boston’s Two Municipal Golf Courses for 2016

April 7, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses – the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park – are now open for the 2016 season. “Boston’s golfers have the opportunity to play on two award-winning...

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Police Briefs 04-05-2016

April 7, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 03/28/16 – A Charles Street sporting-goods-store clerk reported an unknown male suspect came into the store at around 4:50 p.m. and stole a pair of Power Beats headphones before fleeing on foot.  

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